Moyne Shire Council Food and Agribusiness Scholarship

The Moyne Shire Council is committed to supporting Deakin University Warrnambool campus students. If you are in your first year of a Bachelor of Commerce at the Deakin Warrnambool campus and intend to major in Food and Agribusiness, consider applying for the Moyne Shire Council Food and Agribusiness Scholarship.

Important dates

Trimester 1 2019

Applications open Tuesday 28 August 2018.

Applications close Thursday 7 February 2019 5pm.


This scholarship is available for two years.

  • Cash payment of up to $7000
  • Accommodation discount of 10% will be available to successful applicant for one year

Eligibility criteria

All Deakin University scholarships have eligibility criteria.

Prospective candidates should ensure they meet all criteria before submitting their application.

To be eligible you must be:

  • an Australian citizen or holder of an Australian permanent humanitarian visa
  • commencing a Bachelor of Commerce at Deakin University Warrnambool Campus in Trimester 1 2019
  • enrolled full time in a Commonwealth supported place (unless exceptional circumstances prevent full time study)
  • able to demonstrate a commitment to the Australian Agricultural and Agribusiness sector
  • intending to major in Food and Agribusiness by selecting the appropriate unit set for the Food and Agribusiness Major in your first year
  • able to demonstrate financial hardship, either that you receive a means-tested Centrelink benefit or have a personal or combined family taxable income below $56,000, depending on independence status.


As a scholarship recipient, you will be required to complete a report at the end of each year detailing how this scholarship has helped you with your studies.

You will also need to attend a thank-you event with the donor.

* To be eligible for the payment and accommodation discount in the second year of the scholarship, you must be enrolled in the Food and Agribusiness major. This is identified by your course/unit enrolment.

Your application

Supporting documents

To apply for this scholarship, you'll need to supply evidence of financial hardship.

Read more about supporting documentation

Application tips

Applying for a scholarship isn't just about meeting the eligibility criteria.

It's a good idea to think about why you want a scholarship - it’s your opportunity to stand out from the crowd and be recognised for where you’ve come from and where you need to go.

Read our tips on applying for scholarships

How to apply

Apply through VTAC

If you’re applying to study at Deakin through VTAC and you complete a VTAC scholarship application, you’ll automatically be considered for this scholarship.

Visit the VTAC website

Apply directly to Deakin

If you are a commencing student who has deferred a previous year's course offer or you have applied for your course directly to Deakin you can apply for this scholarship directly through our Course and Scholarship Applicant Portal.

Visit our applicant portal

What happens next?

Your application will be assessed and ranked based on the details you provide and your supporting documentation.

You'll find out if you were successful within six weeks of the application closing date. You can see the status of your application via your Course and Scholarship Applicant Portal account.